Black-necked Grebe – Records

Podiceps nigricollis – GWYACH YDDFDDU – Scarce and irregular winter visitor. Not recorded between April and July.

1995 – one Bosherston Pools, 25-26 January

1997 – one at Angle Bay, 21 Nov – 31 Dec (RJE et al)

1998 – one at Angle Bay, 1-7 Jan (TJP, GHR)

2000 – One Gann, 20-21 Sept (DJA, OR) and 2 there 26 Dec (TJP).

2004 – Singles Newport Bay, 10 & 13 Aug (SB) and Heathfield G P, 28 Nov (M-YP et al).

2005 – One at Treginnis, 4-14 Dec (JB, LL, MS et al)

2006 – One Llys y fran Res, 2 Jan – 1 Apr (DJA et al)

2007 – The only record was a single at Westfield Pill, 18-22 Nov, (AJH, LL)

2008 – Two records of single birds: at Angle Bay, 12 Jan – 1 March (RC, TJP et al) and at Llys-y-fran, reservoir 22 Jan – 6 March (PKG et al)

2009 – Only two records this year, the first being at Llys-y-fran Reservoir 18 Jan – 20 Feb (AR), the second seen off Tenby on 2nd March (PKG)

2010 – Only two individuals were recorded this year: the returning Llys y fran individual present from 16 Jan until 6 Feb then returned on 12 Dec until the end of the year (DJA). Another was at Fishguard Harbour from 29 Dec into 2011(WJ).

2011 – Just two records this year of singles in Fishguard Harbour from 2010 last reported on 9th Jan and at Llys y fran Res from 2nd Jan until 23rd (WJ, DJA et al).

2012 – The only records for 2012 were two birds at Frainslake Mill on 26th Feb (MS) and one that passed Strumble Head on 15th October was the first record of the species for the site (R Liford).

2019 – Two records this year, the first in Angle Bay 27 Jan, then one at Penberi Pond, St. Davids 23 Nov – 3 Dec

Source – Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

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Black-necked Grebe – 1994

Podiceps nigricollis – GWYACH YDDFDDU – Scarce and irregular winter visitor. Not recorded between April and July.

Mathew (1894) stated that the Black-necked Grebe had been obtained several times in the Pembroke River while Lockley et al. (1949) add a further three occurrences, all from the Cleddau Estuary. The species has been reported in ten years since, all between 30 September and 20 March, save for one in the Nevern Estuary on 28 August 1958. Sightings are usually of single birds, but two have been seen together on three occasions. Recorded from various parts of the Cleddau Estuary, NevernEstuary, Newport Bay, Fishguard Harbour and St Bride’s Bay.

Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire

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Black-necked Grebe – 1894

EARED GREBE, Podiceps nigricollis

A winter visitor; rare.

In Mr Mathias’ list. Mr Tracy informed Mr Dix that he had several times obtained the Eared Grebe on the Pembroke River. As they come upon our list the Grebes diminish in size one after the other, and the Eared Grebe is smaller than the Sclavonian Grebe, and the immature and winter plumaged birds may be separated from one another by a glance at their bills. In the Eared Grebe the bill curves slightly upwards, but in the Sclavonian Grebe it is straight. Although all the Grebes in the nesting season frequent freshwater ponds and lakes, yet in the winter they occur in saltwater, where we have met numbers of every species on the British list at different times diving and fishing among the rocks and seaweed, or in the shallow water close to the shore.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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Black-necked Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis – GWYACH YDDFDDU – Scarce and irregular winter visitor. Not recorded between April and July.

Black-necked Grebe – Records

Podiceps nigricollis – GWYACH YDDFDDU – Scarce and irregular winter visitor. Not recorded between April and July. 1995 – one Bosherston Pools, 25-26 January 1997 – one at Angle Bay, 21 Nov – 31 Dec (RJE et al) 1998 – one at Angle Bay, 1-7 Jan (TJP, GHR) 2000 – One Gann, 20-21 Sept (DJA, OR) […]

Black-necked Grebe – 1994

Podiceps nigricollis – GWYACH YDDFDDU – Scarce and irregular winter visitor. Not recorded between April and July. Mathew (1894) stated that the Black-necked Grebe had been obtained several times in the Pembroke River while Lockley et al. (1949) add a further three occurrences, all from the Cleddau Estuary. The species has been reported in ten years since, all […]

Black-necked Grebe – 1980s winter

Podiceps nigricollis – GWYACH YDDFDDU – Scarce and irregular winter visitor. Not recorded between April and July. More about the Black-necked Grebe in Pembrokeshire

Black-necked Grebe – 1894

EARED GREBE, Podiceps nigricollis A winter visitor; rare. In Mr Mathias’ list. Mr Tracy informed Mr Dix that he had several times obtained the Eared Grebe on the Pembroke River. As they come upon our list the Grebes diminish in size one after the other, and the Eared Grebe is smaller than the Sclavonian Grebe, and the immature and […]